Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright!
The green beans are a giveaway. They are vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re
often mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No problem! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic does not
mind a bit. A healthy McHenry chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right beside the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables packed
with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the perfect
time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your McHenry chiropractor has a
fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such problems. We
humans consume these fruits and vegetables and benefit
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support
the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help prevent
disease. Phytonutrients you have probably heard of are
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic suggests that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.
McHenry CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of McHenry farmers and backyard gardeners
are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans are plentiful! Seize the opportunity to take
in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer
risk, support heart and eyesight health, protect
skin against sun damage. (2) A recent study just reported
on the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and
citrus fruits in decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper
and magnesium to support brain function, cellular damage repair,
and bone health. All that in so few calories loaded
with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few
calories, high protein, lots of vitamins (C, B6, A, folate,
riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium,
phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini delivers
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That’s
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic can’t think of a better way to support
your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go together well!
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Michael Johnson as they describe their effective
incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
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care about the health of your spine and your body! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient marvels
that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment